FG Seeks Collaboration To Resuscitate Cotton Industry

The Minister of Agriculture, Mohammad Abubakar, has called for collaboration among stakeholders to resuscitate and boost the cotton industry to enhance the economic development of the country.

Abubakar made the call when the National Association of Cotton and Textile Producers in Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Anibe Achimugu, the President of the National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) on Sunday in Abuja.

According to the statement, Abubakar expressed his passion for agriculture, adding that collaboration is a necessity to boost the cotton industry.

“I will want us to collaborate, because the cotton industry is one that needs to be resuscitated. This will go a long way to boost the economic development of the country.

“My ministry, the various departments and the seed council will collaborate with you to bring this industry back to life to be vibrant and better than before.

“I know that if we are to propose the idea of the resuscitation of the cotton industry to the president, he will do something about it,” Abubakar said.

Speaking earlier, Achimugu praised the Minister for his passion and expressing the need for collaborations.

He said the association was at the ministry to intimate the minister about some emerging challenges confronting the cotton industry and solicit the support of the Ministry. 

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